Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
July 10, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
I have written recently about the positive effects that diet can have on different cancers. We know that people with a normal Body Mass Index have a lower risk of cancer. Studies have also shown a clear link with increased fruit and vegetable intake providing a decrease in the risk of some cancers.
There have been many encouraging smaller studies on diet and colon cancer, but larger trials have failed to show benefit from an increased intake of fruit and vegetables. The research has been disappointing, and given that colon cancer is the number 3 cause of death from cancer, strategies for prevention are important. Bean there, done that!
Ask Dr. Gourmet
I have MS, Lupus, and APLs (a rare blood disease: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) in my case it is called Anticardiolipid Antibody Syndrome (because it affects my heart). I am on Coumadin, my levels fluctuate a lot and I'm not sure what is causing this. My doctor and I have spoken about this and we can't seem to find what I might be eating that would cause this problem.
As well over the past year I have gained 30 lbs. and it is too much for my body frame. I have a small body structure and it slows me down even more. When I came across your web page on the Internet I truly felt there was hope. Can you tell me is there any cost involved in eatTHISdiet, because I am on Social Security Disability and I have to be very aware of cost. I want to sign up as fast as I could. If you wouldn't mind could you brief me on how this works.
Dr. Tim Says...
It sounds like you have worked hard at staying healthy even with all of your conditions.
Everything on the Dr. Gourmet website is free. You don't even have to sign up, although it's great when people sign up for the newsletter and even better when you tell your friends and doctors about Dr. Gourmet to help spread the word.
There is no charge involved for you to follow eatTHISdiet. Given your situation, you might want to speak with your doctor about the amount of calories you should start with and then follow that meal plan. These are based on American Heart Association guidelines and are very healthy menus. Because of your small size you won't need very many calories, but the recipes help to maximize satisfaction with as few calories as possible. More on Dr. Gourmet Resources